Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 constituency watch of Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh. Since 1998, Balaghat Lok Sabha constituency has consistently voted for the BJP.Updated: Apr 24, 2019 13:13 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Balaghat is one of the 29 Lok Sabha Constituencies of Madhya Pradesh. The Balaghat constituency covers all of Balaghat district and also a part of Madhya Pradesh’s Seoni district.
Since 1998, Balaghat Lok Sabha constituency has consistently voted for the BJP.
In the 2014 election, BJP’s Bodh Singh Bhagat had defeated Congress’s Hina Likhiram Kawre by a margin of 96,041 votes.
This time around, the Congress has fielded Madhu Bhagat from Balaghat and will be hoping to break the BJP’s hold on the constituency.
Here’s all you need to know about the Balaghat Lok Sabha constituency:
State: Madhya Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Balaghat
Date of polling: April 29
2019 candidates: Dr. Dhal Singh Bisen (BJP, Madhu Bhagat (Congress), Kankar Munjare (BSP)
Sitting MP, Party: Bodhsingh Bhagat, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 96,041
Runner up name, party: Hina Likhiram Kawre, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,113,381
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 77
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,873
Number of women voters: 541,763
First Published: Mar 25, 2019 16:48 IST